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|Named Person:||Edward Asner; Ellen Burstyn; Christopher Durang; Sean Fanelli; Marvin Hamlisch; Ed Koch; Larry Kramer; Don Nedhardt; Joseph Papp; Joseph Papp; William Shakespeare|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Edward Asner; Clive Barnes; Ellen Burstyn; Colleen Dewhurst; Christopher Durang; Sean Fanelli; Lois Hart; Glenda Jackson; Richard Jordan; Raul Julia; Larry Kramer; Lloyd Kramer; Wilford Leach; Pia Lindstrom; June Massell; Robert McDonald; Don Nedhardt; Harold Prince; Gail Merrifield Papp; Joseph Papp; Tony Randall; Peter Rosen; Harvey Sabinson; Gerald Schoenfeld; Maria Shriver; Meryl Streep; Jessica Tandy; Dave Walker; Arthritis Foundation. New York Chapter.; Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (U.S.); Nassau Community College.; New York (N.Y.). City Council. Finance and Economic Development Committee.; New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.; WCBS Newsradio 88.
|Notes:||Dubbed compilation of segments taped off air.
No credits on tape; title supplied by cataloger.
This video separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival collection, *T-Mss 1993-028.
Segment one: 1985 arthritis information fundraiser, aired Channel 9, April 28, 1985, 1:00 p.m. Joseph Papp's segment on gout for the New York Arthritis Foundation.
Segment two: Curtains up: Broadway and London, aired Channel 9, June 1, 1985, filmed March 31, 1984. Joseph Papp's interview segment from the television special on the state of theater in the United States and England. Papp speaks on ticket prices and the need for subsidized theater in the United States. Theater critic Clive Barnes is also interviewed. Brief performance footage from the Broadway musical A chorus line.
Segment three: Ten o'clock news, aired Channel 5, June 4, 1985, 10:00 p.m. Report on the New York City Council hearing by the Committee on Economic Development about the economic crisis on Broadway. Excerpts of comments by theatrical notables to the Council; including Harvey Sabinson of the League of American Theatres and Producers, Joseph Papp, director Harold Prince, producer Gerald Schoenfeld of the Shubert Organization, and actor Tony Randall. Mayor Ed Koch is mentioned prominently.
Segment four: Will the lights go out on Broadway? Aired WNBC, Channel 4, June 6, 1985, 9:30 p.m. Joseph Papp's interview segment from the television special on the Broadway crisis, hosted by Pia Lindstrom. Brief segments from interviews with actors Glenda Jackson and Ellen Burstyn and with Robert McDonald of the Stagehands Union.
Segment five: MacNeil/Lehrer newshour, aired Channel 13, June 13, 1985, 7:00 p.m. Profile titled Impresario, devoted to Joseph Papp, reported by June Massell, produced by Peter Rosen. Includes coverage of the history of the New York Shakespeare Festival, A chorus line, and Papp's relationship with city figures and members of the theatrical community. Footage of Papp officiating at a Sedar and rehearsing songs for a benefit. Brief performance footage of A chorus line, The normal heart, and Raul Julia and Meryl Streep in The taming of the shrew. Brief segments from interviews with actors Jessica Tandy and Colleen Dewhurst, playwright Larry Kramer, director Wilford Leach, and Papp's wife and business partner Gail Merrifield.
Segment six: News four New York, aired WNBC-TV, Channel 4, June 28, 1985, 6:00 p.m. Report on the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for measure at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Reported by Lloyd Kramer. Segments from interviews with Joseph Papp and cast member Richard Jordan. Brief performance footage.
Segment seven: News at five, aired Channel 2, July 2, 1985, 5:00 p.m. Report on the controversy surrounding the Nassau Community College production of the play Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for you. Segments from interview with playwright Christopher Durang. Debate between Don Nedhardt of the Catholic League, Joseph Papp, and NCC president Sean Fanelli. Debate centers on issues of religious discrimination, censorship, and academic freedom.
Segment eight: Take two, aired CNN, July 6, 1985, 1:30 p.m. Interview with Joseph Papp by Dave Walker and Lois Hart. Papp discusses his criteria for play selection at the New York Shakespeare Festival and the controversy surrounding his production of the AIDS-themed play The normal heart, with its criticism of Mayor Ed Koch and the New York times. Brief performance footage of A chorus line.
Segment nine: Commercial, aired Channel 9, August 27, 1985, 9:30 p.m. 30 second television commercial for WCBS-AM Radio (Newsradio 88) featuring actor Tony Randall and Joseph Papp.
Segment ten: CBS morning news, aired Channel 2, August 28, 1985, 8:00 a.m. Report on fear of AIDS in the performing arts community. Maria Shriver interviews Joseph Papp; Ed Asner, president of the Screen Actors Guild; and Ellen Burstyn, former president of Actors' Equity Association. Issues of homophobia and discrimination are discussed.
|Description:||1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, color NTSC ; 3/4 in. (U-matic).|
|Series Title:||Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Moving Image Collection|
- Asner, Edward -- Interviews.
- Burstyn, Ellen, -- 1932- -- Interviews.
- Durang, Christopher, -- 1949- -- Sister Mary Ignatius explains it all for you.
- Fanelli, Sean -- Interviews.
- Hamlisch, Marvin. -- Chorus line.
- Koch, Ed, -- 1924-2013 -- Political and social views.
- Kramer, Larry. -- Normal heart.
- Nedhardt, Don -- Interviews.
- Papp, Joseph -- Interviews.
- Papp, Joseph -- Political and social views.
- Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616. -- Measure for measure.
- New York (N.Y.). -- City Council. -- Finance and Economic Development Committee.
- Arthritis Foundation. -- New York Chapter.
- Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights (U.S.)
- Nassau Community College.
- New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater.
- WCBS Newsradio 88.
- Academic freedom -- United States.
- AIDS (Disease) and the arts -- United States.
- Arts -- Censorship -- United States.
- Discrimination -- Religious aspects.
- Federal aid to the theater -- United States.
- Freedom and art -- United States.
- Gays and the performing arts.
- Government aid to the theater -- United States.
- Homophobia -- United States.
- Theater and society -- United States.
- Theater -- England.
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Theatrical producers and directors -- United States.
- Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
- New York (State) -- Cultural policy.
- Theatrical productions -- New York (State) -- New York -- 1981-1990.